The first "Saltie" to arrive at the Duluth-Superior port

By KBJR News 1

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 6:59 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth-Superior port is currently awaiting the first arrival of a "Saltie" this shipping season. The Diana is expected to arrive at the Duluth-Superior port at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Diana was supposed to arrive early Wednesday morning; however, it was delayed, as so many Lakers have been, due to Lake Superior's ice.

Close to 1,000 ships visit the Port of Duluth-Superior each year, moving roughly 40 million tons of cargo made up of iron ore, coal, grain, limestone, cement, salt and more, according to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

Ramona Marozas